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Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
rallies. virginia is a big swing state. we will tell you which presidential candidate -- candidate needs to win it the most. >> all >> the battle for virginia took center stage. jobs, the economy, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt romney tried to reach out to undecided voters. a rally at the university of mary washington trade mitt romney was in fairfax. why virginia may be one of the most important battleground states just 54 days before we had to the polls. >> is looking awfully important. political experts say the election in virginia will be won or lost in suburban areas. one candidate and a candidate's wife hit suburban areas. something we will discuss a lot more in the next eight weeks. >> michelle obama made a couple of stops along i-95 in richmond and fredericksburg, where she hit a ymca and the university of mary washington. >> everything about how obama is pro-woman. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was a lot i-66, talking to voters in fairfax to do not want four more years of president obama. >> i worry our country is on the wrong track. >>
NBC
Sep 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
.c. and virginia, the wind knocked down trees and utility polls. torrential rains and 60 mile an hour winds ripped through d.c., maryland and virginia. trees and power lines were toppled as this storm blew through the region. 50,000 people are without power in d.c. 70,000 are in the dark in virginia, in maryland, 20,000 have no electricity. we have team coverage tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has more on the aftermath. crews are on the scene right now. do they know when power will be back? >> reporter: well, we just talked to pepco moments ago, they're saying they hope to have 90% of customers back in service by monday. that's the latest again from road as you mentioned. the lights you see here some are vehicles, the road is closed. off in the distance you can see crews are here, they've been here for about the last half hour, they'll be working throughout the night to try to get the lights back on. people try to salvage what they can after a severe storm ripped through the jazz festival near the key bridge. emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. thes
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
over voters in virginia today. brianne carter is live in fairfax with details on the campaign in battleground virginia. >> in a matter of hours people will start falling into this fairfax park. the stage is set and the flag is up for mitt romney's rally later today. that voexpected economic issues will be at the forefront of this rally. he will be campaigning across the commonwealth. the attack on the embassy was part of a war of words between the candidates yesterday. romney accused the administration of sympathizing with those who waged the attack, calling. the president's leadership calling president obama said that romney would shoot first and came later. romney will be in virginia later today as well as first lady michelle obama. she has two events in the commonwealth today. the first will happen in richmond and another campaign stop in fredericksburg later this afternoon. once again, the swing states including virginia making both campaigns. >> thanks so much. nasa is holding a memorial service at the national cathedral for astronauts neil armstrong. the first man to wal
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
directions on the inner loop and .uter loop in virginia, northbound 95 open betweenng freely garrissonville and springfield. 395 work zone has lifted between the beltway lorton. moving pretty nicely northbound southbound to the springfield interchange. back to you. >> thank you. we are getting to breaking news from overseas. once again, protesters in yemen have stormed the u.s. embassy. after for your americans were killed during an assault a u.s. consulate in libya. jummy olabanji is tracking the .evelopments >> the associated press reports the protesters were on the notssy grounds but did e building housing the officers. the demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall .nd then set fire once inside the compound, they dropped -- brought down the u.s. it. and burned ered protesters were ang by the same film made in the that provoked the other in.cks in this young lady lived in libya for several years as a young girl. she says the killings of several americans over there is tragic. >> pretty upsetting. i was pretty embarrassed and disappointed if. >> in benghazi, libya, demonstrators ra
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
handedly so the focus will be there to go out and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call battleground states, is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies not only to the presidential contest but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story. no love no, respect. they're seated as far away as could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress. we are, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. >>> one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible, with liberty and justice f
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
barnard, thank you. >>> a former top democrat in falls, virginia, will spend the next two decades behind bars. in may, he was found guilty of molesting two girls during his daughter's sleepover party and denied wrongdoing, professing his innocence during the sentenceing. he is the former chairman of the fall's church democratic committee. his wife robin is the mayor and current member of the city council. >>> prince georges county police are trying to track down the suspect wanted in two bank robberies. they released the photos hoping you recognized him and the most recent happened yesterday. he employed he had a weapon and took off with the cash. the same man claimed he had a bomb when he held up another bank in august. anyone with information, call police. >>> with his convention over, president obama ran smack into the harsh reality of the bleak report of the nation's unemployment outlook. mitt romney pounced on the figures that it's fresh evidence it's time to put someone new in the oval office. tom fitzgerald is following this full day of campaigning. everyone was there today. >> re
ABC
Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> i told him to run this way and i ran that way. . i feel blessed. >> in northern virginia -- >> there was a shaking and then boom. >> a tree took out part of their f.imney and the roo >> that was brianne carter. we will have better weather today. things are looking up. update from meteorologist jacqui jeras. good morning. still looking at a couple of showers and clouds. they will get better progressively. let's show you super doppler. not much more than s towards lexington park and lusby over southern maryland. maybe for another hour or two. will be giving way to sunshine. pleasant autumn temperatures today, 5 degrees below where we year. be for this time of if you don't like that, be warmed bywill the end of the week. today, clearing skies, 63 degrees at 9:00, partly cloudy noon, 71 by 5:00, mostly sunny and nice. we have the next chance of storms not until saturday. we will talk more about that later. first, traffic with jamie. serve on the region, no major g problems inn virginia, maryland, or the district. we have an accident in virginia on the little river turnpike ov
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
are focusing of virginia as the battleground state. we are talking to a professor to let us know what is going on as well as both presidential candidates campaigning in virginia today. president obama will be in virginia beach and mitt romney will be in springfield for a veterans rally. if you want to see more about those events as well as every other thing going on, c- span.org is where you can turn to. stay with us that a:34 analysis of virginia. st. paul, minn., spending more is the category. mike is joining us. caller: i find myself spending more these days. just with the basic essentials such as gas, utilities -- i am a single father. a lot of my income is going directly to my son. there is really no room for savings at this point. i think a lot of it is the rise in gas. host: how much is a gallon of gas? caller: it is about $3.60. host: how much do you burn after a week? caller: $50 is probably a fair estimate. host: as far as other spending, you mentioned your son. what about luxuries'? caller: i think that is pretty much staying the same for me. i like to treat him to some luxury's eve
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
down to a half mile visibility. culpeper, virginia, at a third. stanton at zero mile visibility. it could drop a bit more too around leesburg, winchester, and martinsburg at .3 mile visibility. the rain is moving out. quiet conditions everywhere from baltimore down to annapolis and diehl. that's all headed toward eastern maryland right now. temperatures also mild. 67 in college park. rockville at 63. fort belvoir you're coming in at 64 degrees. luray 61. that is one of our cool spots off to the west. here's a look at the forecast hour by hour. 8:00 a.m., i think the fog will be lifting. we'll have some breaks, more in the cloud cover with a mixture of clouds and sun today. 77 degrees by around noontime. 81 degrees our high temperature for today with a few showers returning and even thunderstorms by 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, maybe even 7:00 or so. right now first 4 traffic. >> thanks, veronica. >>> still check on the situation on the outer loop of the beltway. here's what's happening. taking the outer loop toward connecticut avenue, the crash is reportedly now in the shoulder lane. i nee
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
in battleground virginia in the spotlight. we will hear from former governor george allen, live. good morning, washington. i am cynne simpson. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to adam caskey. >> we will see embedded downpours later on today and into tomorrow. an unsettled weather pattern from the leftovers of isaac. currently on live super doppler 7 radar and not much happening. we have a few isolated sprinkles and showers west of hagerstown passing north of 68. 74 in arlington, 72 in clarksburg. low to mid 70's for the most part with heavy humidity today. the brakes will give way to high temperatures close to 88 this afternoon with the most widespread showers this afternoon and evening. back to you. >> thank you. storm watch coverage continues. any chance of rain in the people of parts of d.c. have people stocking up on sandbags. >> people on rhode island were forced to spend their labor day cleaning up from sun.'s storms. john gonzalez is live in northwest with more. >> not only has this been a financial burden for these residents, but it has also been very dangerous. during the last flood
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in northern virginia, convicted of sexually abusing young girls learned his fate today. michael gardner got 22 years in prison. for him, the case isn't over. richard jordan joins us from the newsroom with more. richard? >> doreen, gardner didn't flinch when the -- the victims feel justice is done. because of the nature of the crimes e. were not identified them. >> robbing it gardner defense her husband. will spend more than two decades in prison for abusing their daughters ease friends. two 10-year-olds say they inappropriately touched them. the victims ease parents say the girls told the truth. >> if you're a kid, you've got to talk to your parents, and if if you're a parent, you've got to believe your kids. it's crucial to believe your kids the moment they speak up. >> reporter: but michael gardner denies it. he said in court -- i have been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes i did not commit. a cry for help from one distressed child. that miscarrying has cast us into darkness. >> i'm not distressed, my children are not here. they know their father will be in prison unless the
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
.c. this year but maryland has seen 21 cases including one confirmed death. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one has died. >>> five dematha high school football players are no longer on the team after they allegedly hired prostitutes from a call service. that is according to the "washington post." alleged incident happened early saturday morning at a hotel in north carolina after the stag won their first game of the season against a team from hillside, north carolina. the post reports two dematha players have withdrawn from school. two others may face expulsion and a fifth faces a disciplinary hearing. >>> sherry ly is live in mclean near a toll plaza with details on what people are doing to make their concerns know about this fare increase. >> reporter: a lot of people feel like, even if they speak out against this, it won't help a lot. and drivers shouldn't be surprised by this proposal. that has been the plan all along, that metro -- to pay for the silver line metro out to dulles, that the toll road here would see increases in tolls. but that doesn't mean that driveers hav
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, loring home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i appdved this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. we are joined from a neighborhood in d.c. where just things look much different. >> they did indeed. they have made a significant amount of progress here in this neighborhood. i will show you just online me here. is down.he debris limbs and branches. for the most part, they are on the road to recovery. >> the cleanup began early after a powerful storm with winds up to 60 m.p.h. it our area. >> this wind came and you could window and it was unbelievable. everything was sideways. >> power lines, crushed cars
WHUT
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mitt romney each campaign thursday in the hotly contested battleground state of virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an address in the military town of virginia beach, obama called for what he termed "economic patriotism." >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it is time for an economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i nee
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
in virginia. the gop presidential nominee met with veterans and their families in springfield. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you know i have a great opportunity with dates to talk about my vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patience when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy belongs with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that we're building up over decades. but i want eve
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
the those virginia.hbound 95 in accident in dale city. a police chase resulted in the accident. traffic stopped as you travel northbound 95. let's get a check of the with jacqui jeras. >> a few clouds trying to move into the region. we will get more sunshine by noon. and the clouds will roll back in. you can see it on a satellite picture. pushing and from the have a cold front approaching. only bring clouts for us but a few sprinkles late tonight. barely enough to make the wet.ts temperatures right now, 59 degrees in alexandria. 62 in washington at this hour. we will reach 76 by noon, 81 by 5:00. a beautiful weekend ahead. . details on that coming up in. back to you. >> thank you. we want to turn to the latest the deadlys in on the u.s. embassies in the middle east. it's been an ongoing problem. s are taking extra embassies around the world now. their support of several with then connection attack at the libyan embassy. jummy olabanji is following the details. >> libyan officials say that people haveu are witharrested in connection killed fourthat earlier thislibya week. u.s. officials
FOX
Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> a man with ties to virginia charged with raping and beating a 73-year-old woman in new york central park. 42-year-old david mitchell spirit at reporters as he was led into -- spit at reporters as he was led into court today. mitchell is currently homeless. he has an extensive criminal record in both virginia and west virginia. >>> day four of the chicago teachers strike and many students are ready to go back to school. in fact, some varsity athletes are worried they'll lose playoff and championship opportunities and maybe even miss out on scholarships if they can't take to the field. the chicago teachers union has not been able to strike a deal with city officials, at least not yet. >>> still ahead art for everyone, a new mural is unveiled at one of the city's most popular landmarks. we'll take you there. >> i think everybody will like the weekend. there could be some areas of fog tomorrow morning. th should burn off quickly and we'll let you know if we'll get any showers out of that forecast. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. when we switched to
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 4:25am EDT
. in our headlines now. >>> one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford county, virginia. that accident happened yesterday along route 16 in stafford lakes parkway. witnesses saw a pickup truck suddenly speed up and cross into oncoming traffic. that truck crashed head-on into another truck. the driver of that truck died. >>> the wife of a man who was brutally attacked near eastern market is speaking out about the incident. thomas nosslin was jumped last month. three men attacked him, stole his iphone, and savagely beat him. the men robbed three other people later that night, but police caught and arrested him for those robberies. police found four phones when they arrested the men. one of the phones belonged to maslin, but only a few days ago police connected them to the attack. >> i'm really grateful for the hard work to the police department and the detectives. they're incredible, and they don't get a lot of credit. i want to recognize everything they've done to bring justice to our case. >> maslin is still in the hospital recovering from brain injuries. >>> thanks to a
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
and west virginia. chilly there. montgomery, arlington, fairfax. by 7:00 a.m., cloudy. winds still blustery. upper 60s and partly cloudy. and then a for justigorgeous af with low humidity, sunshine. low 70s by 3:00. sunset at 7:09. hometown forecast at 7:11. danella with the look at first 4 traffic. " >>> a live view at chopper 4. as you make your way east, the headlights, you can see volume. good news on 66, not seeing any accidents. you are a bit sluggish. your first set of delays on i-66 as you make your way eastbound. as you make your way past the rest area. travel lanes are open. it's that time of morning, you are starting to hit the brakes. taking the dulles toll road, your travel speed as you hit the beltway, 60 miles per hour. very low volume. that drive is going to take you six minutes. also looking good is 29. if you're along 29 between columbia and the beltway in both directions, no major delays just yet. no accidents. southbound is beginning to pick up volume. >>> a heads up this morning. if your travel plans take you north on amtrak, delays between washington and baltimore beca
FOX
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we're watching the commute in northern virginia after remains on the track leave passengers stranded for hours. it is thursday, september 20th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside right now. chilly out there. 55 degrees. that's one of the colder days we've had this year. >> tom kierein is here with us. it's one of those days you want to say people want to layer up and peel out later. >> you definitely need several layers this morning. we're down into the 40s. we're talking about a morning more like december than september. we fast forward here a couple of months at le region under a clear sky. it is down to the mid 40s in much of maryland and much of virginia. frederick there down to 43. so is martinsburg, cumberland, and it's in the 40s across most of northern virginia. mid 40s, fairfax, arlington, montgomery county, also the mid 40s, also into prince george's county. right near the bay waters. the waters are still pretty warm around 70 degrees. the temperatures in the 50s. a warm spot at 61. a little bit of a breeze off the bay here.
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
will run through virginia tomorrow. president obama will visit virginia beach tomorrow morning. mitt romney will be in our area. he has a rally planned at american legion post 176 in springfield. tomorrow's events come two days after vice president joe biden held a campaign event in chesterfield county, virginia. >>> today both candidates will be in another battleground state, ohio. mitt romney will continue his bus tour through the buckeye state. the president will speak at two ohio colleges, bowling green university and kent state. the latest poll shows obama with a sizable lead in ohio. he leads by eight points among likely voters. the president holds a smaller lead in the key state of florida. he's ahead by four points among likely voters and nine points by registered voters. romney's campaign is downplaying these numbers. they say they trust their own polling. >>> this morning an expected vote on a potential rate hike for pepco. last night dozens of customers upset about the possible hike staged a protest at headquarters in downtown d.c. if approved, the plan would increase bills by $5
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
is community members gather to remember a well-known family dead in their virginia home. this comes as many questions remain unanswered this morning. news 4's melissa mollet joins us live from herndon now with the latest on the investigation. melissa, good morning. >> good morning to you, aaron. that's right. we just spoke with investigators. they say the bodies have been removed from the home here in herndon, and the autopsies are scheduled forred today. investigators will be back out here again this morning. they were out here 15 hours from yesterday at noon until early this morning. we'll be back out here in just a little while. one officer has been out here on the scene since about midnight, just keeping this scene secure. they are still not saying at this point what they think happened to this family. take a look at things from out here yesterday. we know a mother and father and two teenage boys lived in the house. when the mother didn't show up for the work on monday and tuesday, a co-worker called police. they say there is no threat to the community. though the families' identities h
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. murder suspect anthony robert taglianetti is from woodbridge, and police believe he's back in virginia. he's accused of shooting keith reed in the small town of climber, new york, about 80 miles south of buffalo. investigators say taglianetti was spotted inrinc p william county this week. they believe his victim was a specific target. but they warn everyone, taglianetti may be armed and dangerous. >> this individual was -- wanted to do harm to mr. reed. >> right, we believe it was isolated. >> we believe he's in virginia now. but that could change. >> police say if you think you see taglianetti, don't approach him. call police immediately. >>> tonight we know the identity of remains found in a wooded area in stafford county. detectives tell us the remains belong to this woman, katherine bryant. the d.c. native vanished six years ago. she was 33 at the time. police suspect foul play in her death. but they haven't said what caused her death. someone found her remains last month just off i-95 in stafford county. >>> a dryer appears to be to blame for a fire at a nursing home in mclean tha
ABC
Aug 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
violating. >> thank you. virginia tech may now have to pay up for the people 2007 massacre that left 31 people dead. a judge ruled the university would not have to pay a $55,000 general fine but are a dug-in reinstated half of the find saying they should pay $27,500 for waiting more than two hours to inform the campus of the fatal shooting. officials can appeal that ruling. crews were forced to shut down their construction after a water main break in arlington. it happened this morning in crystal city. borders try to shut off the flow but that did not work. -- workers tried to shut off the flow but that did not work. the water at the site is now being pumped out. still to come, mitt romney stops in virginia to check on hurricane victims in louisiana. we will show you who did make it to the old dominion. a delay in the plan for you to use your credit card in d.c. taxithey are on hold. >> the republican national convention has wrapped up and presidential hopeful milan is now touring louisiana to see the damage from hurricane isaac. he was scheduled to come to virginia but instead went to
ABC
Sep 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
dramatic pictures of the path of destruction in the district and maryland and virginia. when area hit particularly hard was cheverly. j korff is live now. how they missed the -- missed by just a matter of inches. >> to remarkable stories in the same neighborhood. i will step off -- you can see the damage. a short time ago crew removes a huge tree that had crashed onto the street causing -- onto his home, causing considerable damage. the front porch collapsed. out there, blocks away, they are grateful to be alive. >> it had been about 65 feet. >> when the storm moved through charles wilson and his 12-year- old son were getting out of their car. >> we came down -- >> the old pine tree in his yard, the one he could not wait to cut down, was coming down on them. >> i ran that way. luckily it fell right there. i feel blessed. >> call it province oarlock. the tree landed between wilson and his son. >> somebody was looking out for me. >> a few blocks away -- crews are doing the delicate job of removing a huge tree that toppled over a home. >> he will find a place in which to plant it. >> the
CBS
Sep 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for the football team. >>> ann romney is in leesburg, virginia today, she's campaigning for her husband. she's in the area for a women for romney rally at the twin oaks riding academy. the aspiring first lady from the republican national convention in tampa last week. she says that she wants to spread a message of fiscal conservativism to women. after today's event, she will have an interview with 9news now anchor anita brikman and you can hear the full interview tonight on 9news now at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. >>> with the conventions over president obama and gop nominee mitt romney are on the campaign trail today. tara mergener reports that both candidates are spinning the latest jobs report in an attempt to win voters. >> reporter: president obama wanted to hit the campaign trail this morning with momentum from the democratic convention but the latest jobs report is stealing his thunder. the numbers show employers added fewer workers than expected last month. the president acknowledged more work needs to be done and his acceptance speech last night. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you
NBC
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
between him and the state of virginia. it involves governor mcdonnell's decision to remove him from the board for his travel spending. he said he's going to resign next month to avoid being a distraction. >>> it is 5:05. i am watching your money. better than expected news about the housing market. that was good news for stocks. investors encouraged by news that the sales of existing homes jumped to the best level in two years last month. builders broke ground on more new homes in august than all. good pieces of news. checking the numbers, the dow stands at 13,577. rose about 13 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was better by 5. s&p 500 was better by 2. >>> nearly six million americans will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once president obama's new health care law goes into effect. that's two million more than previously estimated according to congressional analysts. most of them are expected to be middle class americans. the average penalty will be $1200. >>> want your starbucks at home but don't want to make a whole pot of coffee? starbucks is muscling in on
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
is already fighting from behind in virginia. a new "washington post" poll shows the president with an eight-point lead over romney, 52% over 44%, and now more than half the voters say they approve of the job the president is doing. when asked who better understands the country's economic problems, the president stretched his advantage from 54% to just 37% for mitt romney. and romney's running mate paul ryan will try to reverse the slide in the commonwealth during the second day in a two city tour. yesterday he was in newport news. you see that here speaking to supporters at christopher newport university. today he'll be in danville for a rally at the piedmont precision machine factory, a small town in virginia which used to be a thriving textile and tobacco hub and has fallen on hard times in recent years. ryan expected to use that to hit the president hard. >>> today aun san suu ke -- aun san suu kyi will receive the congressional gold medal. she received it while she was under house arrest. myanmar's political rulers kept her under house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the unit
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
and utility poles are down. virginia he should trouble crossing bridge and wilson going through springfield an and dale.d >> thank you. did you hear the collective sigh relief? that was after the nfl have reached a with referees union to end lockout that started at an turgeon. happy aboutpeople this. -- that started in june. askingwere one of those e refs to come back. >> for months they have been over $3.3 million a year in pension money. it is amazing what a blown call days ago can do. >> better late than never, regular officials will return to work tonight after a lengthy walkout. is comical to me. >> it was this play that a wave of outrage. as part of a new eight year deal, they will see an increase $7,000 a season and benefits will be provided for new hires. the league will have the power to replace officials that are underperforming. goodelltement roger -id 4% referees will have a season moving forward. an average salary of $173,000 a year. back tonight in baltimore. >> thank you so much. this has been a rough week for raven star smith. >> it comes two days before the his younger brot
NBC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
over to i-95 in virginia. slow here as well at fairfax county parkway, right around lorton you're heavy on the brakes in that area. and stop-and-go as you make your way to franconia-springfield parkway. back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. eun, over to you. >>> 6:02 now. president obama will accept his party's nomination for re-election tonight. the president arrived in charlotte for the democratic national convention yesterday and appeared on stage with bill clinton as the former president wrapped up his speech. clinton officially renominated president obama during a 50-minute speech in which he rarely stuck to the script. >> when we vote in this election, we'll be deciding what kind of country we want to live in. if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> sectary of state hillary clinton says she watched last night's speech online from the home of
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the northern virginia no bureau chief -- the northern virginia wrote -- northern virginia bureau chief with us, and there is a man who joined "the washington post" after being with another organization. and a man that attended virginia commonwealth university is with us. let's begin by hearing the candidates and their opening statements. the order was determined by a coin toss earlier today, so first, let's welcome former governor and the former chairman of the democratic national committee, tim kaine. [applause] and next, we welcomed former governor and former senator george allen. [no audio] -- [applause] we will start, as i mentioned, because of the coin toss with governor kaine. your opening statement. >> thank you, and it is great to be back with the chamber of commerce. it reminds me of a similar event years ago. at that event, we talked about transportation, and at that time, there was no rail or hot lanes being built, and i am pleased to have worked on that with you. we talked mostly at the chamber about economic development, and in my time as governor, we landed marquee companies, inc
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-moving hurricane knocked out power to almost
FOX
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
is that no new cases were reported in d.c., maryland or virginia. >>> an 83-year-old fairfax county woman is in the hospital after being attacked by what appears to be a rabid beaver. this happened on tuesday at lake barcroft in the bailey crossroads area. a friend noticed the beaver that didn't seem right and made a beeline for the woman, lillian paterson, swimming about 200 yards away. now peterson tried to beat off the beaver with her metal walking stick. the friend rescued her by hitting the beaver with a canoe paddle. the animal was euthanized to be tested for rabies. >>> a maryland congressman can adhere row to his resume' after saving a 2-year-old boy's life. andy harris says he was driving on route 50 last month when he spotted three cars on the side of the road. he pulled over and said he saw a toddler who was not breathing on the pavement there. anesthesiologist by trade, harris was able to resuscitate that little boy. the boy's grandfather is grateful for harris' courageous act. he posted on the congressman's facebook page saying in part, quote, thank you andy from the bottom o
FOX
Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
from florida, and now campaigning in virginia. he took another swipe at mitt romney secretly taped comments. as julie carey shows us, some of romney's supporters had a response to that in woodbridge. >> reporter: from the stage on the potomac national's infield, president barack obama started his rally with a hat tip to the current baseball club. >> i want to congratulate the washington nationals for bringing play-off baseball to d.c. >> reporter: but the president quickly turned his attention to his republican opponent, ridiculing the secretly recorded comments mitt romney made at a fund-raiser in which he told donors that 47% of americans were dependent on government, some saw themselves as victims and back the president. >> i don't believe we could get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. i don't see a lot of victims in the crowd today. i see hard working virginians. >> reporter: some obama supporters also seized on romney's remarks. this family who runs a small business in the county count themselves among the 47%. >> that was offensive. fo
FOX
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
to report this time around in virginia. an accident southbound 286 the fairfax county parkway traveling south before you reach the burke center parkway accident under the hover pass. the left side of the road is blocked. heavy and slow near 123 towards this accident scene. northbound on 286 key mill road another cash to report so not an easy commute this morning on 286 the fairfax county parkway but construction has cleared in each direction on lee chapel. we'll update the ride elsewhere. the top stretch of the beltway below speed leaving 95 around towards university boulevard. all the lanes are open. the big story is the baltimore- washington parkway. delays stacking up from 197 out of laurel all the way to 410 where we have a crash this morning that's cleared but over an hour commute from out of laurel to riverdale. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." >>> thank you. a check of this morning's top stories. a community meeting is being held tonight to discuss the unsolved murder of a maryland teenager. 17-year-old amber stanley was killed in her sleep last month at her home
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
no delays. i'll be back at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> the final counties in northern virginia that didn't start classes last month are kicking off the 2012-2013 school year this morning. >> which includes fairfax county, the area's largest school system. kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on the traffic mess that people can expect this morning. hey, industries continue, good morning -- hey, chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. before students get to enjoy their brand new building here at south county middle school, first they have to get here which is no small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. after a nice summer break, today marks the return to some of the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? hence the name. here's a look at what you can expect on the roads today. this is all according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters on the road in the d.c. area. about a million students that will need to be transported to and from school and more than 7,000 school buses. here's john towson with aaa. >> the traffi
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the case that the best defense is a better economy. >> in battle ground virginia both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery. romney slammed the president for the defense cuts coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the president once again blasted romney's hidden camera comments on the 47% of americans he dubbed victims of government dependence. >> i don't think we can get very far with heed lookers who write-off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> 47% people of the people -- >> the obama campaign turned romney's remarks into a devastating new ad playing the words under the faces of families and veterans. >> and they will vote for this president no matter what. so my job is not worry about those people. they should take personal responsibility.
FOX
Sep 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
. riverdale now at 54 degrees. it's 50 degrees in culpeper, virginia. throughout the area, pretty low readings starting out. jacket cool for early on in the day, 45 to 56 degrees with a mostly sunny sky. sunshine at least will be with us throughout the day. i like the fact we're not going to have a stiff wind blowing. an october chill, though, indeed. 62 to 65 degrees around the noon hour. then at 5:00 p.m., sunny, chilly, 65 to 68 degrees. coming up at 5:11, i'll have your four-day forecast. right now first 4 traffic with danella. >> thanks, veronica. >>> looks like the work zones completely gone in our area. checking bridges for you, no issues. a live look at the american legion bridge, the inner loop as well as the outer loop, nice and clear. wilson bridge, no issues. traveling in the southeast, sousa, no problems. here's the douglass and key bridge, nice and quiet. checking the rails too. so far, no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. all are running on or close to schedule. back in ten minutes. danella, back over to you. >>> this morning we're hoping to learn more about the heartb
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
charles county, prince george's county, northern virginia, prince william and out towards fauquier and down around the fredericksburg area and back towards loray. there is more rain to come. we could be seeing quite a bit in terms of rainy conditions throughout the evening. i'll show you who gets what tonight and what to expect for your weekend. >> all righty. >>> two high ranking officials in prince george's county public schools are off the job tonight, fired behind closed doors at a school board meeting yesterday. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has been tracking down information about why they were let go. >> reporter: sources close to this ongoing investigation say this happened during an emergency meeting in executive session. and that everyone involved was taken by surprise. but they knew what they had to do. synthia shilling seen here on this blog is the former chief of human resources for prince george's county schools. she resigned this past summer amidst charges she was facing for hitting and then running from the scene of an accident. the school board
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the showers are coming in toward northern virginia, really coming through cumberland now but they're headed toward 522. we've seen them north of cross junction here coming toward 81 in a little while. winchester, south and west a couple of heavier showers there. temperatures very warm this morning. still 80 degrees in annapolis. many areas mid- to upper 70s. 6:00 a.m., here comes monika. she has timesaver traffic. >> there's an accident on the southbound side of gallows road at the beltway blocking the left lane. that's it for any accidents that i have this morning coming in from the north side of town. no problems out of baltimore on 95, columbia, route 32 and 29 and the bw parkway looks great as well as you leave fort meade and heading for greenbelt and cheverly inside the beltway. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like first on 270. southbound side, yup, this is definitely beginning to slow down. it's going to be off and on from frederick to 109 and then solid now all the way down to 121 before that pace improves. it looks good down at the point where the lanes di
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
, and that makes, if you believe the wisconsin-ohio flip, that makes new hampshire, virginia and nevada, maybe the last three tough states. obviously the president feels good about his demographic advantage in nevada and they feel good about the social issues playing in new hampshire. look what that does. brings us to the one state i've always believed is what replaces florida and ohio this year. virginia, virginia, virginia. and it's also not an accident as to why they picked charlotte being a state that borders on virginia. they think they can transfer energy up there. >>> north carolina was a key to president obama's victory in 2008 and democrats are hoping for a repeat this year by holding their convention in the tar heel state, but the fight is on right now for those 15 electoral votes with the latest poll showing mitt romneyry a slight edge among likely voters. joining me now, assistant democratic leader in south carolina, congressman james clyburn. congressman, you're sort of a host of this convention. right? just south of the border. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> in effect, tell me, th
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
virginia at bear river. it looks like the sky is on fire. and this one is in falling waters, west virginia, thanks for that. a beautiful sunset behind the storm on the weekends i. 50 in fairfax, 49 in silver spring. upper 40's across parts of the metro area. 47 in olney. sunny and 79 today with low humidity. pretty straightforward. the bwi travel forecast, but sunshine for the eastern half of the country. a few thundershowers in the four corners region. steve, what's the latest? >> here we are 395 getting heavier duke street towards seminary road, but everything is open. just volume. to the beltway at new hampshire the outer loop is getting heavy around to georgia avenue to silver spring. to springfield, an accident northbound on 95 in hov lanes just before the beltway. not think that the labor nowseeing that delay. >> the raiders suffered a nightmare. >> and the popular voice of the world wrestling entertainment industry was rushed to the hospital. white co anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why?
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
and virginia. 270 looks good as well as 95 e beltways. back to you. >> thank you. our top story, a celebration at zoo, a short-lived. >> the panda cub has died. the veterinarians are trying to figure out what happened. john gonzalez is there. even know if it was or girl. exactly. priscilla braden the good news last week. that excitement has turned to grief. it was distressed noises by the panda bear that alerted staff something was wrong. but i don't know why or what happens, it's sad. >> it was not even name the at was conceived by artificial insemination. the 14-year-old mother mei xiang had five failed proceed in the past. her chances of getting pregnant again were less than 10%. >> they had made them turn off cam. >> it was not breathing despite no signs of distress or infection. they perform cpr, but to no avail. a major blow to the national zoo only as aies that wide.orld >> every panda bear cub is important, so critically endangered. >> this is the six want to die the national zoo and the best only one to live was mei firstborn. >> police looking for a man they woman thatred a with on j
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 4:25am EDT
scattered tree damage too in montgomery county and howard and frederick and across northern virginia. leesburg 61, manassas down to 61. much of fairfax county and prince george's county just near 60 degrees. 50s out in the mountains. hour by hour today. by noon, still cloudy, hovering around 60 degrees. a cool and breezy morning. but then winds settle down, we get more sun during the afternoon. highs reaching low 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:54. sunset 7:09. i'll be back with the hometown forecast in ten minutes. danella, your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. >>> as melissa reported just a few moments ago, if you're traveling along southern avenue, that 800 block of southern avenue in southeast is shut down right now due to police investigation. let's head over to the beltway because the only work zone i see is on the outer loop as you make your way near colesville road. that left lane is blocked. because of last night's rain, a lot of overnight road work was cancelled. taking the beltway in prince george's county near richie marlboro road, no issues to report. if you're taking th
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
identified the car as a late 199 on acura rl. >>> also today, virginia lawmakers will dig into this summer's unrest at uva. you'll remember school president teresa sullivan was forced to resign in june. that led to weeks of protests until dr. sullivan was reinstated. there will be a town hall meeting tonight in charlottesville to talk about what happened and how to stop it from happening again. >>> pepco's major union is saying no to a labor deal. the ibew local 1900 said members voting by a 5-1 margin reject the offer. pepco called it its last best and final offer. the union called the contract deficient. pepco says it wants to continue negotiating but the union could be headed toward its first strike since 1985. >>> the district's public service commission approved a rate increase that pepco requested, although not all of it. it will raise the average residential bill by about $2.6 on a month. this was a controversial move since people are still mad at pepco for the recent outages which lasted for days. the group one d.c. protested outside the meeting. >> pepco asking the residents of wa
FOX
Sep 3, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. then we're seeing a little bit coming up from the south and the southwest in parts of virginia now. this is coming up from 64. inside of 85, so this is moving up into orange county, madison county and eventually we'll see this come up into the western suburbs before it's all said and done. one last stop that takes us north of baltimore where we continue to see some showers and thunderstorms tonight. thief h as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain there -- they've had as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain there in central baltimore county and earlier they had a flash flood warning. workweek weather is coming up. >>> a developing story in maryland where searchers will resume looking for a missing boater tomorrow. the coastguard was contacted around 12:30 this afternoon after a man and woman fell overboard in bayside beach. the woman was found. the man is missing. natural resources police and anne arundel county police are helping with the search. >>> the democrats are in charlotte, north carolina, tonight preparing to kick off the democratic national convention. fox 5's tom fitzgerald joins us wit
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
. no problems to report if you are traveling in virginia along 66 with the artie ojeda between 28 and the beltway. up bound new york avenue nice and clear leaving bladensburg road headed for the tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >>> a look at the morning's other top stories. five dematha high school football players are accused of hiring prostitutes. the washington post reports the alleged incident happened during the team's recent road trip to north carolina. all five player are no longer on the team. the post says two have with drawn from the school. two others will be -- could be expelled and a fifth faces disciplinary action. >>> the district is reporting its first two cases of the west nile virus now. health stills say one person has died from the require us and another is in the hospital. -- from the virus and another is in the hospital. this is the worst outbreak of west nile the country has ever seen so what do you need to know about this potentially deadly vier news dr. walks arc former director ever the d.c. department of health will join us
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
mitt romney is rallying women in northern virginia later today. ann romney is coming to leesburg, holding an event called women for mitt. it kicks off around 11:45 this morning. it's expected to cause traffic problems in the area. >>> checking the other top stories now, the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus and health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in the district this year. maryland has seen 21 cases including one death. in virginia, there have been five cases, but no one has died. earlier this morning tony spoke with dr. ivan walks, the former director of the d.c. department of health. he explained what you need to look out for. >> three to 14 days you may see symptoms. the thing that lets us go, don't worry about it, most people don't have symptoms and you don't spread it person to person. however, just don't get bitten by a mosquito. seriously. and focus on the ways to prevent that. a lot of good guidance, don't let standing water be around. protect yourself with repellent. fix the broken s
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